CV-XX (003 carrier) Thread I ... News & Discussions

Jeff Head

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Henry K on East Pendulumn has a decent article about China's potential 002 conventional CATOBAR carrier.

Here is the URL in Google Translate to English:

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If he is right, we should see some evidence of 002 in the next couple of years. He believes China will build two of the conventional CATOBAR 002 carriers.

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delft

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Spotted at the Wuhan test site:
Hmmm
IMO not CV-18/Type 002-related. Looks more like a large LHD, but with an angled deck ??!!


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That's just what I expected. The ship will be able to use not just helicopters but also UCAV's and possibly CAS aircraft using a ski ramp, or EM cats, and traps. PLAN doesn't have a Marine Corps that must be prevented from duplicating the Navy's Air Force by means of complicated budget acts.
 

Jeff Head

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Spotted at the Wuhan test site:
Hmmm
IMO not CV-18/Type 002-related. Looks more like a large LHD, but with an angled deck ??!!


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Interesting.

Noi really a full angled deck per sey.

How big does that measure out to be?

They could paint sort of an angled deck cross there and put on cat on the bow and another on the nagle and have a two cats for a smaller carrier, or even four if it is larger

Or, with the island so far forward, they could make and LHD out of it, with a ski-jump on the front instead if it is as large as I think it might be, have two cats forward on a flat deck..

As I say, interesting.
 
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FORBIN

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Hmmm hope that's not the final design !

Adding a LHA would be great for PLAN

You are talking about 1 x Type 075 plus 2 x Type 071 LPD plus a few Type 072 LST for a MEU

That's air, land and logistics components respectively

Only thing the Chinese would lack is the fixed wing operations from LHA

So ideally a carrier cover would be needed for a landing
Henri K say right now no plans for Type 075 don' t be too in a hurry :)
 

Iron Man

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Spotted at the Wuhan test site:
Hmmm
IMO not CV-18/Type 002-related. Looks more like a large LHD, but with an angled deck ??!!


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Why shouldn't it be CV-18-related? This thing looks huge. Just look at the helos on the flight deck....

To admit I don't even know the exact position of this mock-up ... the Liaoning is/was here:

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Deino
Methinks I see a helipad on the 055 mockup.:oops:
 
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